Never What It Seems


By:  Amy Wagner


BIBLE TEXT: Psalm 125:1:

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken, but endures forever.

PERSONAL REFLECTION: When I was a teenager, I was determined to be a career woman.  My plan was to never get married, never have kids, and never EVER live in the suburbs.  Me? I was moving to New York, headed for the fast life on Wall Street. I was going to be a powerful, female millionaire.  Well, that didn’t happen.  But you know, I’m not sorry.  While I was sitting in my room dreaming of my plans, God was also dreaming of His plans for me.  We all have our own ideas of what we want to do, but God’s plan for us may not look exactly the same.  What do you do? Trust Him. He’s got more information than you do.

PERSONAL APPLICATION: I want nothing more for my life than to be available to God and that means putting my trust in what He has planned for me and being flexible.  There are going to be twists and turns throughout the process, and it will almost never look exactly like the original plan.  If I can learn to allow Him to mold me, my life will look so much brighter than I could have ever dreamed for myself.

PRAYER: God, help me surrender completely to what your dreams look like for me.  I know my life my look different than what I intended, but you had reasons for those differences.  Teach me to be clay in your hands and trust that you know better than me where I can best benefit your kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: By the grace of God, John and Amy live in Mt. Juliet and have been married 14 years with three children (Andrew, Brianna and Alex). They have attended Life Assembly since 2005 and serve the church within the children and adult ministries. Amy is currently a Veterinary Technician but also working full time toward a degree in psychology for professional counseling with a focus on children and teens of domestic violence and drug/alcohol abuse.  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”– Romans 8:28

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